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What To Do With A Broken Wheel

October 7, 2010


a Mavic CXP 14 700c Road bicycle wheel.

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My wheel was broken the other day.

I lost it when it rolled away.

It took me near three days to find it

and when I did one spoke did not bind it.

I sat with the wheel and wondered what to do

I sat with the wheel and thought that it was through

I could not bear the thought.

I needed it now but there was no use.

One spoke did not bind it . It was loose.

So I picked up the wheel and laid it in my fathers hands

I could not believe when he handed it back.

The wheel looked like new!

He replaced the spoke,

the one that I thoughtΒ  was through

and now thankfully on my wheel I ride

I am just thankful that I had no selfish pride

I handed my wheel to my father and he fixed it indeed

and now I tell you to plant a seed.

35 Comments leave one →
  1. October 7, 2010 4:51 pm

    love the twist, sad loss yet new found friendship and love…

    you must make your father proud for writing this piece.

    • October 7, 2010 5:57 pm

      Just a reminder for all us us to ask our father for help when we need it. (AKA prayer)

  2. October 7, 2010 4:54 pm

    lovely poem,
    Happy Rally…
    Hope that you get the most feedback this time…

    let me know after you hit 18+,
    do include your link so that poets get back to you easier.

  3. October 7, 2010 5:44 pm

    Hey, that’s what Dads are for. Very nice poem.

    • October 7, 2010 5:49 pm

      this poem is actually about something more than just the actions. It is something that we as children do but we as adult forget to do ask our father for help. (AKA Prayer) Thankyou for stopping by Patti

  4. October 7, 2010 6:13 pm

    Aw, I love that. I can sense there is a deeper meaning in this poem that a lot of people will catch.

    • October 8, 2010 3:37 am

      Absolutely right! I hope all is well in your life Ms Elizabeth. Thank you for stopping by.

  5. ladynimue permalink
    October 7, 2010 6:18 pm

    Fathers are great indeed .. Even the one sitting high above in clouds πŸ˜‰

    • October 8, 2010 3:41 am

      Yes they are… It is amazing how much we didn’t know we knew as kids and forgot by the time we turned into adults. Thank you for stopping by Ladynimue.

  6. October 7, 2010 8:32 pm

    I picked up on the spiritual side of this – I’ve recieved a small hiding! πŸ™‚
    Awesome write.
    Peace to you,
    (my entries)

  7. October 7, 2010 10:12 pm

    I love the humility lesson taught…acknowledging that we dont know it all is the key to growth because it gives you the wings to learn. Nicely written.

    P.s the rhymes were felt as well.


  8. October 7, 2010 10:50 pm

    yeah, I hate when that happens

    • October 8, 2010 3:33 am

      LOL! I didn’t understand your comment till I read your post! Definitely but what else can we do…The sun will rise tomorrow with or without us! Keep forging ahead I am with you in spirit my friend.

  9. October 8, 2010 3:20 am

    I agree with Patti!!! Good write my friend xxx

  10. October 8, 2010 10:27 am


    happiness and bliss!!! LOVED THE POEM πŸ˜€

    I enjoyed it to the core man!!! =)

    awesome right πŸ™‚


  11. October 8, 2010 11:44 am

    Yes I like your father-child relationship metaphor here, taking something small, the wheel of the bike, to make a point that has much more meaning.

    Nice one

    Luke @ WordSalad

  12. October 8, 2010 3:49 pm

    haha plant a seed? a nice way to go!

  13. October 9, 2010 3:45 am

    marked you down as done…
    as you know.
    I prefer public commenting and blogging… Thanks for the notification!
    have a fine day!

  14. October 9, 2010 1:34 pm

    i love it…and i am happy ur dad fixed your spoke.

  15. October 10, 2010 4:46 am

    Great!! I like the figurative meaning of the poem as in someone up there will always solve your problems if you just ask for His help!!
    Also like the literal meaning…dads are the best! I go to my dad for any problem I have…I still tend think that he can fix anything and everything!!!
    Beautiful poem

    • October 10, 2010 6:06 am

      Thank you for the comment…Sometimes I just don’t have any of the right answers.

  16. October 10, 2010 7:18 am

    yeah, pride can prevent a lot of things from being fixed…very good message and lovely poem πŸ™‚

  17. mangoesntangoes permalink
    October 10, 2010 5:41 pm

    Love this poem and it is a great example, that when we need help we should ask for it. But also that our “Father” who loves us so much is more than willing and happy to help us when we ask him. Thank you for sharing this.

  18. October 11, 2010 5:44 am

    Congrats on being one of the two featured post on WordPress Poetry Tags page! πŸ™‚

    • October 11, 2010 11:57 am

      Thank you for telling me Bluebee… I had no idea. I’m just glad to see that you read what I write. You of all people have some of the best poetry I have ever read.

  19. Ms. Peaches permalink
    October 11, 2010 2:16 pm

    I really love the meaning behind this! what an inspiration you are! thanks for sharing I’m glad I stopped by!

  20. October 13, 2010 2:58 am

    What a garden you have grown… I loved the poem

  21. October 16, 2010 4:20 pm

    Hello friend, I get where you’re coming from, we serve an AWESOME God.
    Love, peace and blessings to you. x

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  23. November 5, 2010 3:58 pm

    Thank you…I’m honored! Peace be with you.

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